The excitement of the events in December and for the New Year may be over, but the end of January has been very beautiful to witness: from shooting stars in the cold winter sky, to heavy snowfall, to budding green leaves appearing in the trees—beckoning Spring to come.
This isn’t a regular town happenings post, but a while back I made a gridded map for my town and hardly ever mentioned it on this blog again, so I thought it might be cool to have a post on how my gridded map has changed over time and how it’s helped me make decisions about my town. But please don’t feel like you have to read it if this sort of thing doesn’t interest you — heck, it might not interest anybody. xP
On New Years’ day there was a signboard, a few cards in my mailbox (including a 10,000 bell bag from “Mom”), and Isabelle gave a cool zodiac horse for the occasion. 🙂 The new year has been here for months in real life, but this is the first new year in Citàlune — I hope 2014’s good to it!
Hey! At first I tried making a single “End of December” post, but not only was it extremely long and messy, I felt like I had to hold back on some screenshots and things I wanted to share in order to make it less long. This has just been such a busy half-month! So now I’m dividing it into this town improvements post, along with another post I have scheduled on town events, holidays, and daily happenings.
Hey everyone! I’m sorry for this non-town news post; I haven’t reached the end of December in my town yet so I can’t really do a “End of December” post. 😛 I was wondering if anyone would like to give advice/opinions on a decision I’m struggling with: my “dream” (permanent) lazy resident in Citalune. I think a lot of you know that my criteria for choosing dream neighbors is based mostly on their house exterior — specifically, houses with fairy-tale doors and bright color schemes. (It might seem strange to pick based off houses, but I’m not really picky about neighbors because I feel like I can grow fond of almost any neighbor with time. On the other hand, I am picky about how my town looks, and house exteriors have an effect on that. Plus, many of my neighbors will be close together so it’s ideal if their houses look good together.)
First, I’m just going to say that I’m abandoning all pretense that my goal is to catch up to the present in New Leaf as soon as possible. I don’t want to feel stressed and rushed when I play AC; I want to go at a pace I find enjoyable. 🙂 If that means my town’s still in winter when everyone else is in spring, so be it. I’ve come to terms with the fact that this is just how I end up playing AC often these days, and to be honest, I don’t really mind my town not being on the correct date! And with that little announcement, I’m going to just jump in to the beginning of December in Citàlune: of new WiFis, new neighbors, and new sights of stunning auroras.
This is kind of random, but recently I realized that I can relate a lot to this post of Teru’s about having a hard time resisting taking pictures of the town tree at different times of day/year, only for me, it’s my town hall area that I’m always taking pictures of! I don’t know why, I mean it’s relatively simple landscaping — just a color fade of lilies and violets and some streetlights — but I just love the way it seems to completely change at different times of day. At night, the cool colors in the lilies/violets field stand out, and everything looks so icy and glimmering (bet that part will look even better when snow covers the ground). In the daytime and at sunset, the warm colors in the lilies/violets field stand out more, looking vibrant and fiery. So I think my flower field in front of the town hall suits my moon&sun concept really well, in an odd, abstract way!